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Ontario reports 2,632 new COVID cases for Jan. 21

There are 26,063 active, lab-confirmed case in Ontario
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(BayToday.ca)

Public Health Ontario has reported 2,632 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The province is also reporting 46 deaths today, including 33 people who were residents at long-term care homes.

The Jan. 21 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:

  • 2,990 new recoveries
  • 26,063 active cases, which is down from 26,467 yesterday
  • 1,533 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 1,598 reported yesterday. 
  • There are 388 COVID patients in intensive care units (down from 395 yesterday) and 293 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 296 yesterday).
  • The province reported 70,256 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 4.3 per cent positivity rate. 
  • There is a backlog of 52,871 tests. To date, 9,124,841 tests have been completed.
  • Of the 2,632 cases reported today, 897 are from Toronto, 412 are from Peel, 245 are from York Region, 162 in Ottawa, and 118 in Waterloo.
  • There are 251 active outbreaks at long-term care homes.
  • Of the cases reported today there are 314 people under 19 years old, 1,004 people between 20 and 39 years old, 782 people between 40 and 59 years old, 388 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 144 people over the age of 80. 

 Vaccine update for Jan. 21: 

  • There were 15,899 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on Jan. 20, up from 13,784 on Jan. 19.
  • As of 8 p.m. on Jan. 20, the province reports 253,817 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
  • There are 40,225 total vaccinations completed (both doses). The vaccines approved for use require two doses a few weeks apart.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 247,564 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 215,887 recoveries and 5,614 deaths, of which 3,307 were individuals living in long-term care homes.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,665.5 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. 

In Northern Ontario, the breakdown of Public Health Ontario data is:

  • Algoma Public Health: 147 cases, rate of 128.5 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 149 cases. There are 30 known active cases.
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 184 cases, rate of  141.8 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 186 cases. There are six known active cases.
  • Porcupine Health Unit: 189 cases, rate of 226.5 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 191 cases. There are 30 known active cases. 
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 412 cases, rate of 207 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 410 cases. There are 73 known active cases. 
  • Timiskaming Health Unit: 85 cases, rate of 260 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 86 cases. There is one known active case.
  • Northwestern Health Unit: 236 cases, rate of 269.2 per 100,000 people. There are nine known active cases. 
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 753 cases, rate of 502.1 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 756 cases. There are 92 known active cases.

The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency, the second since the start of the pandemic, and a stay at-home order is in effect until at least Feb. 11, 2021. There are additional measures in place for the shutdown, all of which can be found in this provincial breakdown.